City of Culture Bid Appraisal
The UK City of Culture is a quadrennial title awarded via a bidding competition. The competition builds on the success of the Liverpool European Capital of Culture programme in 2008. The competition has proved very popular attracting over 30 cities to bid in the two rounds. Derry/Londonderry won the competition in 2010, delivering a very successful UK City of Culture year in 2013. The bid acted as an important catalyst for regeneration and community reconciliation. Hull has won the title for 2017.
For both competitions Regeneris acted as expert assessors of all the bids. Our role was to assess the technical strengths of the bids to inform the short-listing and the final selection process. Our advice was used by an Independent Advisory Panel that made recommendations to the Secretary of State.
Appraisal of bids for the 2013 and 2017 UK City of Culture